Cottonwood Canyon State Park, OregonSep 19, 2018
This State Park located on the John Day River has been on our bucket list for some time. This former working ranch is the second largest & newest park in the Oregon Park system. (note: newest park that offers camping).
Dry River CanyonSep 03, 2018
To conclude Labor Day weekend, we headed over to Dry River Canyon (about 16 miles east of Bend) for an afternoon hike. It’s located just outside the boundary of Oregon Badlands Wilderness. The canyon is closed to visitors from Feb 1st to Aug 31st to protect nesting birds of prey. It was an enjoyable...
Tam McArthur Rim TrailJul 27, 2018
We took a drive up to Three Creeks Lake, Just north of Sisters, to check out the campgrounds today. We happened upon the Tam McArthur Rim trail and decided to take a hike. It was a great trail with lots of eye candy.
Steelhead FallsJul 06, 2018
Steelhead Falls, which is included in the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area, was on today's books.
Old McKenzie Highway LoopJun 20, 2018
The Old McKenzie Highway opened on Monday after the Milli/ Separation fires & winter closure. This sounded like a good excuse for a little auto touring. It was interesting to see the fire areas as they backed up to the lava flows. We decided to drive the whole loop around Mt Washington and, in the...
Hiking South Sister, Bend, OregonSep 21, 2016
We enjoy hiking, and Bend offers plenty of options. We will add our hikes to this section and will first start with the South Sister hike.
South Sister Trail
Friday's hike (Sept. 16th) was a tad more challenging, to say the least, if not just downright difficult. But we did cover the twelve-mile...
Rio Grande del Norte National MonumentJul 03, 2016
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument is a short drive from our Forest Service campground, so it only made sense to check it out. We had a fun day exploring and hiking.
Columbine Campground, New MexicoJun 26, 2016
We're so happy to be back in the tall pine/fur trees and mountains camping at 7,900' elevation about seven and a half miles west of Red River, NM.
Black Mesa State Park, OklahomaJun 24, 2016
Today’s drive ended at Black Mesa SP, a quiet park in the western part of the Oklahoma panhandle. Why? Because we were very near the highest point in Oklahoma.
Bar Z Winery, TexasJun 20, 2016
"It's always fun to have a winery as your destination. Bar Z Winery was no exception. We had a nice spot for our RV. Later we sampled great wines & had a fun visit with the owner."
Picacho Peak State Park, ArizonaApr 06, 2016
We've wanted to check out this SP. Lots of good hiking. And nearby is the site of the Battle of Picacho Pass, one of several Civil War engagements in the Arizona Territory.
Hikes in Southern California - FebruaryFeb 18, 2016
One of the activities we are enjoying in SoCal is hiking. There is an amazing number of hikes available within driving distance from Jojoba Hills, and there’s BLM land just outside our park's gate that offers random single-track dirt roads and trails to explore. Here’s a brief recap of the Februa...
Hikes in Southern California -JanuaryJan 26, 2016
One of the activities we are enjoying in SoCal is hiking. There is an amazing number of hikes available within driving distance from Jojoba Hills, and there’s BLM land just outside our park's gate that offers random single-rack dirt roads and trails to explore. Here’s a brief recap of the January...
Hiking in Southern California - DecemberDec 29, 2015
Top Photo: Hot air balloon on the horizon on this chilly morning.
The December Hikes with JoJoba Hills Hikers were: Wild Horse Trail, Kelly Ditch Trail, & Lake Hodges Trail.
Wild Horse Trail, December 29th
This week's Jojoba Hills hike started at the Dripping Springs Campground on Hwy 79 South...
Day Trip to Bandon, Oregon, AreaNov 09, 2015
Porcupine leading the way on New River Trail.
This trail is an easy 3.2-mile loop trail that runs through several habitat types. Two short sections of the trail go along the road. Actually, the loop is a collection of 6 short trails: Ocean View Trail, Huckleberry Hill Trail, Ridge Trail, North ...
South Slough National Estuarine Research ReserveOct 28, 2015
We decided to do some exploring on Seven Devils Road and, as we were driving, saw the sign for South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. So we pulled in to see what this was about. After visiting the Interpretive Center, we decided to check out a few of the trails to see what South Slough ha...
Bastendorff Beach Campground, Oregon - 2015Oct 24, 2015
Found a nicely wooded campground that offers spectacular views of Bastendorff Beach below. This beach extends from Yoakum Head to the south jetty, which is the entrance of the bay.
Smith Rock State Park, OregonSep 08, 2015
Hiking at Smith Rock State Park
Pics in collage: Ascending Misery Ridge – Reflection in Crooked River – Monkey Face – Heron Taking Flight – Slacklining – Smith Rock Brewing, Rob't, Diana, Alison, & Tom – Mount Jefferson – Climber
Robert H. Treman State Park, New YorkJun 18, 2015
We found a great State Park just outside of Ithaca, NY. Lots of waterfalls and hiking opportunities in the area.
Dolly Copp Campground. New HampshireJun 12, 2015
"We've moved on and now find ourselves at Dolly Copp campground in the White Mountain National Forest. A huge Forest Service campground with 177 sites - right now, I bet that only a dozen are occupied."